Aurangzeb Khan, VP, Cadence Designs Systems

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Aurangzeb Khan, VP, Cadence Designs Systems

Aurangzeb Khan is Corporate Vice President for Market Development at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Earlier, he was CVP/GM for Cadence Design Foundry (now part of engineering services), and focused on the IC design business, including IP development and integration.

He joined Cadence in 2002 when Cadence acquired Simplex Solutions, where he served as EVP/GM of Simplex’s SoC Design Foundry.

He co-founded Altius Solutions and served as its’ President and CEO, merging with Simplex Solutions and contributing to a successful IPO in May 2001.

Before founding Altius, Khan was VP for Silicon Engineering at Cirrus Logic and Director of Engineering for systems technology development at Tandem Computers (now part of HP). He also developed high-speed SRAMs at Fairchild Semiconductor.

Over the past 25 years, Aurangzeb contributed – in engineering and general management positions – to the development and business success of several generations of high-performance systems and ICs, such as the Sony GS®I-32 and PlayStation®2 Graphics Synthesizers, the Cirrus Logic 3Ciâ„¢ SOC and the NonStopâ„¢ Himalayaâ„¢ and Cycloneâ„¢ series of massively-parallel servers.

Several products achieved ~$200M to $2B in annual revenues.

Aurangzeb Khan holds two M.S. degrees from Stanford University, in Engineering Management and Electrical Engineering, as well as a double-major B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Nuclear Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He has a B.Sc. in Physics and Pure and Applied Mathematics from Government College, University of The Punjab (with the Academic Roll of Honor).


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